Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness / Edition 1

Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness / Edition 1

by Adrienne Michelle Robinson-Muhammad, Wayne State University Press
     
 

Wings of Gauze is a mulitdisciplinary anthology of original essays written about the experiences of women of color in the United States—African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Southeast Asian American.See more details below

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Wings of Gauze is a mulitdisciplinary anthology of original essays written about the experiences of women of color in the United States—African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Southeast Asian American.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814323021
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Preface11
Introduction13
1Coping and Caretaking: Rethinking the Boundaries of Physical/Psychological Health
My Guardian Spirits23
Cracking the Skull, Mending the Soul: Sonia Sanchez's Role as Teacher/Healer/Poet26
Madame Neau: The Practice of Ethno-Psychiatry in Rural Louisiana41
Perceptions of Discrimination, Psycho-social Functioning and Physical Symptoms of African-American Women53
Older Women of the Project: The Socio-medical Consequences of Urban Change68
Cognitive Coping Strategies among the Mothers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease79
2Traditional Medicine and Holistic Concepts of Health: Questions of Culture and Politics
Health Care Decision Making among Cambodian Refugee Women93
Mind and Body: Revising Approaches to the Analysis of Curanderismo109
Images of Health: Perceptions of Urban American-Indian Women122
Visiting the Women and Neighborhood of My Past130
3Historical Perspectives and the Provision of Care: Questions of Empowerment and Social Control
Mary Petersen: A Life of Healing and Renewal148
Homesickness, Illness and Death: Native-American Girls in Government Boarding Schools169
Managing on Their Own: Ailing Black Women in Philadelphia and Charleston, 1870 to 1918180
Empowered Caretakers: A Historical Perspective on the Roles of Granny Midwives in Rural Alabama191
Childbirth, Lay Institution Building, and Health Policy: The Traditional Childbearing Group, Inc., of Boston in a Historical Context202
Nutrition, Breastfeeding, and Ethnicity: Understanding Maternal and Child Health Beliefs among New-Wave Immigrants226
4Breast Cancer: Images of Self
Breast Cancer, Breast Self-Examination, and African-American Women244
Resignation and Resourcefulness: Older Hispanic Women's Responses to Breast Cancer257
Cancer in the Family273
5Community Action and Public Health Policy
Battered Women of Color in Public Health Care Systems: Racism, Sexism, and Violence288
Barriers to Birth Control Use among Hispanic Teenagers: Providers' Perspectives300
Living with the Threat of AIDS: Perceptions of Health and Risk among African-American Women IV Drug Users312
Poverty, Drug Use, and AIDS: Converging Issues in the Life Stories of Women in Harlem328
Latinas and HIV Infection/AIDS: Reflections on Impacts, Dilemmas, and Struggles340
The Use of Women's Culture in AIDS Outreach353
Notes on Contributors364
About the Editors372
Some Further Sources374
Index383

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